Course Title: Sew components

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: MANU6076C

Course Title: Sew components

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C3227 - Certificate III in Clothing Production

Course Contact: Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Sharon Koenig:

Pam Dunston:

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

LMTCL2001A Use a sewing machine

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to align and sew components using a range of machines and sewing operation techniques.

It applies to sewing work using a minimum of two machines which may include a plain lockstitch sewing machine, a three, four or five thread overlocker, a blind hemming machine or a zigzag sewing machine.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTCL2004B Sew components


1. Prepare Components

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Work bundle is received and checked, and any follow-up action is determined.
1.2 Components are laid out in sequence.


2. Prepare workstation

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Workbench and seating are set up according to OHS practices.
2.2 Machines are cleaned.
2.3 Records are maintained.
2.4 Machines are set up and adjusted according to specifications for work.
2.5 Needles, attachments and parts are checked and worn needles and
parts are identified and reported or replaced, according to
manufacturer instructions.


3. Identify poor machine performance

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Performance of machine is regularly checked for signs of faulty operation, including evidence from inspection of finished pieces.
3.2 Required action taken to address poor performance.


4. Sew components

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Components are sewn according to requirements for operations.
4.2 Components are sewn according to quality standards.
4.3 Components are sewn according to requirements for speed of work.
4.4 Machine speed and work handling are controlled for type of operations, fabrics and product type.
4.5 OHS practices are followed in operation of machine.
4.6 Action is taken according to OHS practices to prevent accidents and
to eliminate risks to personal safety.


5. Complete work

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Sewn components are inspected, any faults identified and appropriate action taken and finished pieces are checked against quality standards.
5.2 Results of inspection of finished components are recorded.
5.3 Action taken to either reject or correct faulty components is recorded.
5.4 Preventative action taken to avoid recurrence of defective pieces is recorded.
5.5 Production records or packing slips are completed.
5.6 Completed work is directed to next operation or packing section.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements

Details of Learning Activities

Students will develop skills and acquire knowledge in the areas of:

Sewing machine and overlocking operations
Speciality sewing machines
Garment construction
Relevant Safety Procedures
Application of Quality Standards

The course is integrated with LMTCL2001B Use a Sewing Machine & LMTGN2001B Follow Defined OH&S Policies and Procedures to form a cluster called Production

Teaching Schedule

Weeks 1-3: Introduction to Production area and machinery.
Weeks 2-8: Straight sewing machine activities.
Weeks 3-8: Overlock machine activities.
Weeks 6-8: Simple garment construction.
Weeks 9-11: Sampler construction activities.
Weeks 11-12: Intermediate garment construction and sewing activities.
Weeks 13-16: Complex garment construction and sewing activities.

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances this schedule is subject to change.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Sewing for the Apparel Industry By Claire Shaeffer

Other Resources

Essential items students need to bring to all classes:

Closed toe shoes
All sewing machine equipment
Fabric scissors

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include three assessments or projects. Assessments will be in the form of tests for underpinning knowledge and demonstration and observation of your abillity to align and sew components using a range of machines and sewing operation techniques. Also by questioning for underpinning knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

In class activities and Completed Sample Files 1 & 2: 40%
Garment 1: 20%
Garment 2: 20%
Garment 3: 20%
TOTAL 100%
Quality Standards must be met for the Samplers and Presentation of the A4 File.
You will be given further information about the assessment tasks in class.

Authentication of work:
Please note: Tasks that have not been authenticated during class as your own work will not be accepted for assessment, therefore regular attendance is necessary.

Assessment Matrix

 In class activities and completed Sample File1 25%Garment 1
In class activities and completed Sample File 2
Garment 2
Garment 3
1. Prepare ComponentsXXXXX
2. Prepare workstation XXXX
3. Identify poor machine performanceX X  
4. Sew componentsXXXXX
5. Complete work XXXX

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